CMPD addresses community about traffic safety
A pedestrian was struck and killed in east Charlotte Friday morning.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the incident happened around 6 a.m. on Parkwood Avenue near The Plaza. The pedestrian, Tryone Almonds, 59, died at the scene.
Police say the driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. Officers say Almonds was wearing dark-colored clothing at the time he was hit and stepped out onto the street in front of a Nissan Rouge. The stretch of road where he was killed does not have a pedestrian crossing.
Officers said the driver of the Rouge was not speeding.